Sam was the eldest and the original heir to Randyll Tarly, Head of House Tarly and the Lord of Hornhill. Despite his intelligence, Samwell was resented by his father due his cowardly attitude and lack of interest in violence. He was sent to the Night Watch where he became close friends with his fellow steward Jon Snow.
@Cabdullaahi Bootaan He's the commander we turn to when the night was darkest. Samwell Tarly39 minutes ago